- Albany Housing Authority - Steven Longo
- United States of America
July 28, 2006
Unfair Flat-Rate Rental Increases in Albany Housing Authority.
As you are aware, Albany Housing Authority has recently raised the flat rent rates by fifteen to twenty percent. For many households this will mean a rent increases between $52 and $143 per month.
The idea of living in Public Housing for many families means a sense of security while providing us with the ability to manage better financially.
If we are forced to pay this amount, our families will either have to move and search for housing that is less expensive. This can mean living in conditions that are below standard or remaining in Public Housing and simply having to sacrifice our basic needs such as food, clothing and healthcare.
There has also been a decrease in maintenance workers, and the tenants that have been seeking improvements in their buildings are being overlooked. All this needs to be taken into consideration before agreeing to any increase in our rents.